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Record 7574

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Owen Wister, 7 August 1902: 'I have been reading "The Virginian" and I am moved to write to you. You didn't send him to me -- you never send me anything; as to which, heaven knows, you're not obliged [...] I mention the matter only from the sense of my having felt, as I read, how the sentiment of the thing would have deepened for me if I [italics] had [end italics] had it from your hands.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Aug 1902
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Henry James
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Apr 1843
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: USA
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Owen Wister
Title: The Virginian
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1902
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7574  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 232-33
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 232-33,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:



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